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Art Gallery of NSW

The Art Gallery of NSW is one of the country’s leading art galleries, home to a vibrant collection of artworks from Australia and around the world.

This is the most important public gallery in Sydney and one of Australia’s most prominent art galleries.

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The gallery was established in 1871. Its collection consists of modern and contemporary works displayed in an ambient environment. The expansive, light-washed spaces provide a remarkably beautiful background against which visitors can enjoy some of Australia’s most beautiful works of art.

Move on to the majestic Grand Courts, home to a collection of artworks from the colonial era. Here, you will find art pieces that date back to the 19th century, including Australian and European works. Visit the dedicated galleries that showcase art from Asia and cultural pieces from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

The gallery also regularly holds temporary exhibitions to celebrate arts and culture from all over the country. With more than 30 temporary exhibitions annually, it is easy to see why this gallery is a must-visit for anyone who appreciates art. As one of the most iconic art destinations in the country, the Art Gallery of NSW is also an incredible place to enjoy music, live performances and films.

You can enter the permanent exhibitions at no charge; however, a fee is charged for special exhibitions. Prams and wheelchairs are permitted inside the gallery, and a limited number of free wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available. There is also a cloakroom, and please note that food and drink are not permitted inside the gallery space.

The Art Gallery of NSW is located on Art Gallery Road in Sydney, next to the Royal Botanic Gardens. You can take a 5-minute walk to the gallery from Macquarie Street, across the Domain, or from Hyde Park. Alternatively, catch the 441 bus, which departs from the York Street side of the Queen Victoria Building. Alternatively, you can catch a train and alight at either St. James Station or Martin Place Station, which are both a short 10-minute walk.

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